Painting, Puppetry, Poetry
by Scarlet Ostick
I am building a garden.
This is said to be the work of a lifetime,
And the loudening creak of my knees with each passing year,
attests to this.
In summer my garden is filled with bees and butterflies,
In winter wrens and robins.
Although these seasons resemble now in name only,
The ones I used to know.
I will try to adapt,
And hope that my garden will too.
I imagine my garden’s borders,
Against the world outside.
That though elsewhere,
The hands upon the Earth’s body,
May be harsh,
and rain blows,
Within these borders,
She feels a gentle touch,
That she is also loved.
Art work by Scarlet Ostick
High quality glycee prints.
Limited or open editions. Signed by the artist.
Also available as greetings cards.
Maid – in Wigan & transplanted to Brighton.
Mother – to two beautiful children – Martha and Reuben.
Crone – all of a sudden , when Reuben took his own life age 17.
Our beautiful red and silver “Chinese hat” marquee was custom made in the Netherlands.
It is 5m square and made from blackout canvas.
A Book of Shadows – Puppet Theatre
We are a Brighton based shadow-puppet troupe.
We also run shadow puppet workshops.
I am involved in plans for
a puppet course for juniors to begin later this year.
We are all DBS checked and Public Liability insured and available for Fetes, Festivals, private parties etc.
The Perfect Toad
The sun caught the pond
In a second of sky
With its boreas down
And its cumuli dry
On the edge of the pond
A Toad felt the touch
Of a second of sun
He opened his eyes
And raised his head
At this precise moment
I’m perfect he said
He closed his eyes
And destroyed the view
I’m perfect he thought
At this moment too
– Scott Bates- The Perfect Toad